Question from Anna:
Geometry Chapter 3 Lesson 5 Number 11. How do we figure this out?
Answer from Cassidy Cash:
Start with what we know:
North East West South make 90-degree angles so <NOE = <EOS = <SOW = 90 degrees
A = 50. So to this point, draw with N = 0, A = 50 (given), E = 90, S = 180, W = 270
Now you have to figure out the rest. Here are a few ways.
- You know <NOE = 50 = <DOS since these are linear pairs. So add 50 to the 180 to get 230 at point D. Keep doing the vertical angles.
- Or you also know the lines of the map (north, east, south, west) bisect those angles < AOB and the like. So If <NOA = 50 and you know <NOE = 90 so <AOE = 40. And since they bisect, you now know <EOB=40, <BOS=50.
Either route you take, you just will see a pattern and you start figuring out one from the other.
So in the end the coordinates (angles) are 0,50,90, 130,180,230,270, and 310